Ipswich Portobello Inn summary from Suffolk Camra
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Ipswich Portobello Inn

  • previously known as Porto Bello
  • 39 Upper Orwell St
  • grid reference TM 167 444
closed 1840-1920
  • closed September 28th, 1907
Historical info
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(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)

(detailed information from Old inns of Suffolk by Leonard P Thompson)

(some old PO directory information courtesy of londonpublichouse.com)

(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)


Probably named after capture of Porto Bello by Admiral Vernon in 1739. Later the Admiral was MP for Ipswich from 1741-60. The admiral lived in Orwell Park and was popular locally but will also be long remembered for watering down Navy Rum, for which he was also known as "old grog".